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Progress of Refereeing Marked at PKF Senior Championships in Uruguay

2024-05-29

Progress of Refereeing Marked at PKF Senior Championships in Uruguay

The Referee Briefing for the PKF Senior Championships in Punta del Este, Uruguay, was a key event in showcasing the WKF's and PKF's commitment to improving refereeing standards in karate. The meeting was led by WKF Referee Commission Chairman Javier Escalante and PKF Referee Commission Chairman Héctor Arena and had WKF President Antonio Espinós and PKF President José García Maañón in attendance.

In his opening remarks, WKF President Antonio Espinós emphasized the importance of high-quality refereeing for the growth of karate. "Our referees play a crucial role in ensuring the integrity and fairness of our competitions. Their performance directly impacts the success of our events and the perception of karate as a first-class sport. We are dedicated to continuously raising the bar for refereeing at all our major events."

 

“I want to thank WKF Referee Commission chairman Javier Escalante for his efforts in extending the progress of refereeing around the world. Also, our gratitude to PKF President José García Maañón for ensuring that the development of refereeing is crucial to the growth of our sport in the Americas.”

 

The briefing focused on various strategies to enhance refereeing skills and knowledge. The aim was to ensure that referees were well-prepared and equipped to handle the demands of high-level competitions.

 

This briefing set the stage for a successful PKF Senior Championships in Punta del Este and reaffirmed the ongoing efforts of the WKF and PKF to promote excellence in every aspect of the sport.

Top picture: From left to right: PKF Referee Commission Secretary Miguel Nacarino, WKF Referee Commission Chairman Javier Escalante, PKF President and WKF Vice President José García Maañón, WKF President Antonio Espinós, WKF Referee Commission Secretary and PKF Referee Commission Executive Technical Director Fariba Madani, PKF Referee Commission Chairman Héctor Arena, PKF and WKF Referee Commissions member Guido Abdalla.

 

PKF President and WKF Vice President José García Maañón addresses the audience at the Referee Briefing.

The referees attending the briefing prior to the competition.

WKF President Antonio Espinós highlighted the progress of refereeing all over the world.